Common Furniture Beetles

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Common Furniture Beetle Facts

  • Common furniture beetles have an average life span of up to 4 years.
  • In the larval stage, they are white ¼” grub-like insects that attack wood.
  • Adult furniture beetles have ¼” brown bodies but they don’t consume wood.

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Common Furniture Beetle Bites and Treatment

Out of the four to eight million beetle species worldwide, all species possess jaws but only a few actually bite and no reports of common furniture beetle bites have made their way to the general public’s attention. It is very unlikely that common furniture beetles bite or sting, so they should not pose any health threats to humans or pets.

Common furniture beetles cause more stress to humans than physical pain or allergic reactions. Because so many different wood boring beetles could be infesting your home and furniture, common furniture beetles can be difficult to find and eliminate. Also because several immature stages of common house beetles may be developing out of sight in your timbers, contacting trained professionals, such as your local Truly Nolen location can be your ticket to peace of mind and preserving your home’s structural integrity.

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